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An Online Break

Thanks to everyone for a great year so far, our online shop will be taking a little break. We will be at Lansing Gifts and Gallery on Nov 24/18. As always our yarn can be found at Knit Stitch Sew, Purl’n J, Kraft Village, Purple Sock and Yarn It. Our online store will be restocked as soon as we get more yarn “all dyed up”.

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Pop Up Shops!

We are having Pop-Up Shops! What are they you may ask? On each of the following days we will be popping into Lansing Studios in Napanee ON and setting up our yarn, bags, sock blanks and sock tubes for purchase. You are invited to pop in, shop, and say Hi!

10:30 am to 5:30 pm

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday October 27, 2018
Saturday November 24, 2018
at
Lansing Gifts & Gallery
3 Dundas Street East
Napanee ON
K7R 1N2
613-409-6749

Looking forward to seeing you there!



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2018 Festivals

All Dyed Up! Fibres is so excited to be vending at three festivals this year, the Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival and Sale, The Prince Edward County Fibre Fest, and the Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival.  Below are links to their websites and brief descriptions from each site.  Please stop by and say hi!

www.ptbo-hwsg.com/events/fibrefest

Peterborough Fibre Arts Festival and Sale

Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, (located by Fleming College)

775 Brealey Drive, Peterborough, On

Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Admission $5.00, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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www.fibrefest.ca

Prince Edward County Fibre Fest

Saturday May 26th, from 9am to 4:30pm

Picton Arena and Community Centre, 375 Main Street, Picton Ontario.

$5 admission. Children 12 & under free.

Dozens of diverse vendors carrying fibre, felted garments, hand dyed wool, fleece, yarns and so much more!
Classes in felting, spinning, knitting, button making, and more.
Visit fuzzy fibre friends including – alpacas, sheep, and rabbits.
Sheep shearing demonstrations.
Local food trucks.
Farmers Market

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Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival

https://www.kyaff.ca/

10am – 5pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Fenelon Falls Secondary School
66 Lindsay St
Fenelon Falls, ON

Admission $4.00

Kawartha Yarn & Fibre Festival is designed specifically for knitters, crocheters, spinners and other fibre artists. It is a one day festival showcasing local and independent vendors, with a unique mini-market for small businesses.

There are classes available and a great refreshment station with lots of yummy treats! Come out and join in the fun!

 

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We have a winner!

Thank you to the ladies that entered our MAL.  I randomly picked a winner today and it is Mary Lou.  She has been private messaged.  (well I tried anyway, facebook really isn’t my thing!).

Are you all busy getting ready for the next few days!  I am, I have lists, lots of lists.  Happily some of the things on them are getting crossed off, last minute items are getting picked up or delivered, menus are planned, errands are being ran, arrival times are set, most of the knitting is done and the ends are sewn it … it will be fine!  I have a song that I hear in my head when I feel I am running out of time during the holidays, it is Carol Of The Bells.  When I reach a certain point of “stressed out” I start to hum, “da da da dum, da da da dum, merry, merry, merry Christmas”, and it speeds up with every increased level of panic.  My children have caught on to this and either offer to help or make themselves scarce, depending on what they think is best in the situation.  What can I say, I guess it has become one of my “traditions”.  There hasn’t been any humming so far this year, but I had better get back to those lists.

We would like to thank you for all of our support and joining us on this adventure this past year.  From our homes to yours, we wish you a great holiday season and a wonderful 2018!

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Christmas Decoration Make Along!

Welcome to our Christmas Decoration MAL!

From now until December 15/17 you are invited to hand make a Christmas decoration and tell us about it in the comments section of this blog.  (We would love to see pictures on our facebook  page or instagram with the hashtag #alldyedupchristmas).   You are welcome to create with the handiwork of your choice, some of us are knitters, crocheters, quilters, bead artists, paper artists, painters, etc.  There are so many wonderful ways to create some Christmas fun, let your imagination soar!  After December 15/17 we will count the number of comments below and using a random number generator we will pick one as our prize winner.  The winner will be contacted and we will make arrangements privately to deliver the prize.

Let the creative Christmas loveliness begin!!

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The Textured Cowl (Worsted Weight)

Introducing the Textured Cowl (Worsted Weight)

This warm, delightful pattern is Dianne’s creation, it is her first pattern and if I say so myself it is awesome!  I jumped at the chance to test knit it for her and it was a pleasure.  I found the pattern easy to follow, it used basic stitches and they change often enough to keep it interesting.  

This worsted weight cowl looks great knit in one colour or a multiple of colours.

The pattern is available in our store on this site, at Knit Traders, Kingston ON, Ravelry and Craftsy.

For a limited time we are offering a free copy of this pattern with the purchase of two of our worsted weight skeins. This offer is available on this site by dropping us an email after purchasing your yarn, purchasing your 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn at the Yarker Market on Oct 7/17 and at Knit Traders.  It would make a great Christmas gift!

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Have you any wool?

“Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
SIX bags full.”

Look what we did!

Dianne and I have been busy! These bags of lovelies are for Knit Traders, Kingston ON. There are various weights and lots of new colours. Here is a peek of a few ….
 Apple Jack

 Puddle Duck

 Grape Fizz

  and Harvey (I have been watching “Suits” lately).

Included as well are a few old faithfuls on new weights like …

Prairies In Bloom,

 Tiger Tail,

 and Goldilocks.

It has been a blast!

So to answer the question: Baa baa black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
We have six bags full
Not a one for a master, a dame, or a little boy that lives down the lane

But for Knit Traders!  Stop by for a peek.

 

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Christmas in July

Do you celebrate Christmas in July?  As a teenager we had some terrific neighbors that surprised us with a truck load of snow, a decorated tree and gifts on a warm summer evening.  It was shorts, flip flops, snowballs, and wonderful memories.  I can still recall what my gift was, it was a little wind up toy mouse.  There is a story behind that too but that is best saved for another day!

For me now Christmas in July means “let the planning begin!”  I am starting my list and checking it twice, well more than twice but you get the idea.  Who is on my list this year, what would I like to make for them, what colour, what size ……?  Hhmmmm  

Thank goodness it is only July, but then again I’d better get cracking … Christmas in December is right around the corner!

So it begins.  Season’s Greetings!